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The black conservatives the mainstream media ignore


IN the interests of diversity of opinion, when reporting on American racial issues it would be great if the UK and Irish media could also interview some prominent black American social commentators who are either conservative, classical liberals or simply not extremely Left-wing in their politics.

To name just a few: 

The brilliant Larry Elder, the American social conservative broadcaster, author and lawyer who hosts The Larry Elder Show

Coleman Hughes, the American writer on issues related to race, contributor to the online magazine Quillette, fellow of the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of their City Journal, and host of the podcast Conversations with Coleman. 

John McWhorter, the American academic and linguist who is associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. Here is a great article from a few years ago about the new religion of anti-racism.

Candace Owens, featured here on TCW. 

Thomas Sowell, the legendary America economist and social theorist (his 89th birthday tribute can be read here), who is renowned for his pithy quotes.

Finally, Keith and Kevin Hodge, known as the Hodgetwins, famed not just for their physiques but also for their comedic commentary on YouTube and their contrarian views on racism. There’s an example here. 

There are many, many more dissenters. Unlike Joe Biden, they don’t believe that all black people should hold the political views that so-called enlightened white people think they should have. It is a tragedy that the almost entirely Left/liberal leaning media in Britain and Ireland have shown so little interest in the range of views that black Americans hold, and do so little either to explore them or feature them. Sadly, they seem to care only about reporting the politics of resentment, and hearing from those black people whom they – the woke whites – deem to hold the correct and safe opinions and whom they seem desirous of appeasing. How this isn’t called out for patronising racism is beyond me.

I have selected just two of the very interesting videos these ignored black American conservatives and classical liberals have produced which challenge the Black Lives Matter narrative. Both are excellent, though the one by Larry Elder has more of a punch to it. 

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Andrew Devine
Andrew Devine
Andrew Devine is an Orwell Prize winning writer & blogger

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